Ashley Pearson ‘13

Theatre Directing MFA, East Sussex University

What was your Question?
How does creativity lead to understanding?

What Concentration Courses did you take?

Infinity, Certainty, and Knowledge (Interdisciplinary)
Linear Algebra (Mathematics)
Abstract Algebra (Mathematics)
Narrative Across Media (Interdisciplinary)
Film Auteurs (Arts & Humanities)
The Cinematic City (Arts & Humanities)
Film Theory and Practice (Arts & Humanities)
Information Visualization (Arts & Humanities)

What was your Keystone Project?
Nerves of the Heart (theatre production)

What are some of the things you did outside the classroom?
I completed an Experiential Learning in Theatre Directing at New York Stage and Film’s Powerhouse Theatre Apprenticeship Company. Being immersed in theatre honed my ability to communicate messages in a creative way. During my time at Powerhouse, I developed the idea to do a play for my Keystone project.

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